There is a fine line between a healthy cat and an unfit cat. Feed your cat the wrong food (or too much food) and they can become sick or obese. Then there’s the problem of fleas, and the issue of hairballs. If that’s not enough, Whiskers is just determined to keep peeing outside the litter box. What can you do to keep your cat healthy and behaved without feeling like you have to get rid of your pet?
There’s three products I use for my cats all year round, and we get told time and again they are the sweetest, most well-behaved cats. Their sweet nature is due in part to how we treat them, but it also has to do with what we feed them and what supplements they take. These three healthy cat products are certain to work for your cat if you are having difficulty determining where to start.
One: C/D Prescription Cat Food from Hill’s Prescription Diet
One of our cats cannot eat IAM’s cat food on a regular basis. She likes the taste enough, but she misbehaves when she eats it every day. When we asked our vet about it, he prescribed we put her on C/D Multicare Feline cat food. It is available only through veterinarian clinics, and at about $30 per bag, it runs a little more expensive than regular cat food, but it’s worth every penny.
Before my cat took this food, she would pee outside the litter box every day, in addition to occasionally peeing other places in the house. She got very crabby if we picked her up, and she would fight with her sister on a regular basis.
Once we put her on the C/D cat food, however, she no longer pees outside the litter box, and she’s much more docile. She doesn’t nip at us so much anymore, either. I would recommend it for any cat who is misbehaving like this. This healthy cat food lasts a long time (about six months at least), so it’s well worth the investment.
Two: Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Medicine
Even if you don’t live near ticks, fleas are always an issue with cats. Make sure you keep your house flea-free by using Frontline Plus Flea and Tick medicine, which kills eggs, larvae, and adult bugs.
You can purchase this product more cheaply online at 1800PetMeds.com or by calling their number than you can if you buy them at the vet clinic. Your vet might give you a speech about the medicine from Pet Meds being subpar or factory defects, but they’re not. They work fine on my cats and my dog.
A six-dose package of Flea and Tick medicine for cats costs around $80 online. If you have two or more cats, you can share the dose and only give it to them every other month in the winter; this cuts down on the cost drastically.
Three: Laxatone for Hairballs
Our cats spit out the most undesirable looking hairballs, and typically during dinnertime. The way we’ve taken care of this problem is by giving them tuna-flavored Laxatone, also available at 1800PetMeds.com. It runs about $7.00 per bottle; simply give a half-teaspoon or so to your cat a couple times a week, and they’ll reduce the amount of hairballs they produce.
Using these tips, you will be able to turn your defiant cat into a healthy cat in less than a week.